HDD for MacBook

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  1. Praetorian® macrumors regular

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    I'm going to buy white MacBook 2.2GHz for me and my girfriend (I have posted it here about million times :) ) and I don't know if I should buy MB's with standard 120GB hard drive or with upgraded HDD (160 GB). It's +80 Euro. Is it worth it?
    I thought of buying MB with standard 120GB and replacing it with 160GB on my own but the price is almost same.
    Any advice?
    Both me and my girlfriend are going to use it as primary computers on college (and at home of course).

    It will be my first Mac, so I'm..........how would I say that.............'unsure' is the right word I think... :D
     
  2. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

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    What I would do is upgrade it myself and use a 7200rpm drive.
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Unless you use final cut/rendering stick with a 5300 or you just cooking your
    macbook for no reason
     
  4. Praetorian® thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well.......the price of 7200 drive is almost double than 5400rpm in here. :(
    Someone in some topic here said there isn't any noticable difference between 5400 and 7200 drives, so I don't know what I should think...
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Dont bother with a 7200 unless you have good reason to ie:rendering
    like i said your'll only be heating up your macbook for no reason
     
  6. Praetorian® thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, so back to what I was asking before. What capacity should I choose?
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    ok the simple answer is the biggest your wallet will allow

    use these guides to install it

    http://www.ifixit.com/
     
  8. Praetorian® thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you very much. I only hope that my girlfriend won't fill up 120GB drive before I buy larger. :D
     
  9. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    No worries glad to help out
     

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